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New footage shows hero Londoners charge at terrorist with narwhal tusk and fire extinguisher
30 November 2019, 10:50
A group of brave Londoners have been praised for their "unbelievable heroism" after stopping the London Bridge terrorist using a 5ft narwhal tusk that had been ripped from a nearby wall to take him down.
One individual, identified as a Polish chef named Luckasz, has been congratulated and thanked by thousands of people on social media after he leapt into action, seizing the tusk from a wall at Fishmongers' Hall during the attack at London Bridge on Friday.
Amy Coop said on Twitter: "A guy who was with us at Fishmongers Hall took a 5’ narwhale tusk from the wall and went out to confront the attacker.
"You can see him standing over the man (with what looks like a white pole) in the video. We were trying to help victims inside but that man’s a hero."
A guy who was with us at Fishmongers Hall took a 5’ narwhale tusk from the wall and went out to confront the attacker. You can see him standing over the man (with what looks like a white pole) in the video. We were trying to help victims inside but that man’s a hero #LondonBridge— Amy Coop (@theamycoop) November 29, 2019
His actions were described by one social media user as "unbelievable heroism".
Another Twitter user wrote: "Amazing quick thinking by that guy. It's good to see people being brave and protecting the community - doing the right thing!"
Twitter users are calling for the passer-by's bravery to be recognised.
One user commented: "These guys are absolutely amazing. They were just random people who took upon themselves to protect the rest of us."
Another person sprayed the attacker with a fire extinguisher to stop him.
The hero had been attending the 'Learning Together' conference at Fishmongers' Hall when the attack broke out at 13.58 GMT on Friday. He was seen pulling a narwhal tusk from a wall and using it to fend off the attacker.
On Friday passers-by were praised for tackling the attacker to the ground before armed police arrived, with Mayor of London Sadiq Khan hailed their "breathtaking heroism".
The attack began at Fishmongers' Hall, at the north end of London Bridge, where a Cambridge University conference on prisoner rehabilitation - called Learning Together - was taking place.
The attacker, Usman Khan, fatally stabbed two people, a man and a woman, who died as a result of the attack.
Three other people were injured in the attack.
Usman Khan, 28, was a convicted terrorist who had been jailed for plotting to bomb the London stock exchange. He was released on licence in December 2018.
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